Anthony W. Pahl

STAINED SNOW

Mike SubritzkyYour words reflect experience;
you’ve walked the path of death.
Your writings describe a pain
that takes away my breath.

Often as I read your words
my thoughts wander back to when
as lads we walked a similar path
during times that made us men.

And the importance of your legacy
is to let our children know
that war and death are realities
that leave stains upon the snow.


Author’s Note: For Mike Subritzky on the occasion of his 56th birthday on June 13, 2006